The Shins, Ween, The Raconteurs, Muse, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Feist, Bloc Party, The Streets, Fleet Foxes, Jenny Lewis, The Kills, Connor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band, Iron And Wine, Band Of Horses, Adele, Spiritualized, Neurosis, Damian Marley, MGMT, Yeahsayer, Bob Mould, Justice, Diplo, Cat Power, Lykke Li, Metric, Stars, Super Furry Animals, Mountain Goats, Vampire Weekend, The Raveonettes, Jens Lekman, Cut Copy, The Avett Brothers, Tim And Eric, M83, Swerve Driver, El P, Dizzy Rascal, The Black Angels, The Dodos, Les Savy Fav, Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Cave Singers, MSTKFT, Living Legends, Rilo Kiley, Mission Of Burma, Patton Oswald, Silver Jews, Polvo, Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, Crystal Castles, Eagles OF Death Metal, The Notwist, Ingrid Michaelson, The Breeders, Ben Gibbard, and The Long Winters, Robyn, Donald Glover, M83, Robyn…….Fill In The Blanks if we missed you.
The venue has many amenities and melds several business concepts within its walls. Neumos plays host to its eatery, Pike Street Fish Fry, its neighborhood bar aptly named MOE BAR, and a brand new venue on the lower level, BARBOZA.
Moe’s Mo Roc’n Café was created in 1992 from the desire to break with convention and build the best sounding room and customer experience in a venue designed around the artist. The venue quickly became know for its outrageous hospitality, spacious greenrooms and artist-centric staff. Primarily because of this prominence Moes became one of the top places for bands to launch their U.S. tours. By the time Neil Young launched his collaboration with Pearl Jam with the debut performance of their Mirror Ball album in June of 1996 at Moes, many other platinum selling bands had used Neumos as a launching pad including Bush, Oasis, Better than Ezra, Goo Goo Dolls and Garbage. The Presidents of the United States of America and the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow called Moes their home base and gave many an enduring performance in the venue. Some memorable shows included a 40 person turn out for No Doubt’s first pass through town, a free Radiohead show that caused near riots when the room hit capacity, and one of several Flaming Lips shows that threatened to knock the power in the block out when the tens of thousands of lights were instantaneously lit up on the Turn it On tour. Many famous actors, directors, athletes and others made their way into Moes during those years but none of their entourage was as nervous as the secret service detail that accompanied president Bill Clinton when he made an appearance after a fundraiser at the Paramount to see Jakob Dylan Wallflowers perform. Day in and day out, though, the heart of Moes was the local music scene. It was a place where musicians met, worked, shared ideas and launched careers. When Moes went out at the height of its success many people were surprised and saddened but because Moes left the community wanting for more, Neumos was received with open arms when it rose from the Moes ashes. Because of its unique stature as part of Seattle’s music community the Experience Music Project purchased many of the architectural features of the club which one can still see today.